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Name: Pat

I was wondering if hormones play a part in blood pressure and if so, which ones and how. I have very low blood pressure and am wondering if it is related to perimenopause.Thanks

Generally estrogen is a vasoactive hormone, and it can cause dilitation or opening of the blood vessels. Therefore, using it normally does not cause a problem. It used to be thought that estrogen increased blood pressure, but it does not. Your problem does not sound hormonal to me.

Dr. Alan Altman

Author of "Making Love the Way We Used To...Or Better."


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